The Problem of Thick Representation

McGregor, Rafe (2018) The Problem of Thick Representation. Contemporary Aesthetics, 16. ISSN 1932-8478

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to define the problem of thick representation and to show that the problem is a puzzle for representation rather than a puzzle for a specific art form or art, in general, as has previously been suggested. In the course of identifying and formulating the problem, I shall demonstrate why the solution proposed thus far fails to solve either the artistic problem at which it is aimed or the representational problem I define. I conclude by indicating two promising directions in which a solution might be found and by explaining the philosophical and critical significance of finding a solution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: art; cognitive value; literature; painting; representation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Law and Criminology
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 15:28
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10869

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